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them the law of the land, but they don't apply to 40% of the gun sales today. something like 58,000 gun dealers across this country, three times the number of mcdonald's stores, as a matter of fact, there are gun stores every place in this country, and those gun sellers -- they do background checks on all their clients. i think last year 78,000 times the government found reasons to deny people a permit to get a gun based on either they were criminals or they had mental problems. if that doesn't tell you that this is a real problem but good checks can really do something, i don't know what would. >> let me ask you about in new york the nra has failed a suit to try to defeat some of these gun control measures which are more robust than what the federal government is talk iing about within the states that are about magazines, background checks and assault weapons. how do you react to that? >> well, anybody has the right to go to court and sue over anything. and in new york lots of people do that every single day. but the supreme court, which is the one that interprets what the constitution
television. nbc's kristin welker has more on that from the white house. >> reporter: with stiffer gun laws facing an uncertain future in congress, new york mayor michael bloomberg squared off against national rifle association's ceo wayne la pierre on "meet the press" today. >> i think i've spent $12 million on running ads. >> he can't buy america. >> tell didn't don't protect criminals. >> reporter: bloomberg announced a $12 million campaign aimed at convincing swing senators to support universal background checks. >> i've owned a gun all my life and i'll fight for my right to keep it. background checks have nothing to do with taking guns away from anyone. >> reporter: bloomberg's strategy -- create a counterweight to the nra, harnessing the groundswell of support for tougher laws in the wake of the newtown tragedy. >> 90% of the public wants something and their representatives vote against that. common sense says they are going to have a price to pay for that. >> he he's going to find out this is a country of the people, by the people and for the people and he can't spend enough of his $
're confident that both history and the law will be on their side. telling us today they feel a ruling is not only critical for same-sex couples looking for equal rights, but also for the next generation. >> they don't have to worry about being second-class citizens growing up. >>> also today, a group of influential doctors endorsed same-sex marriage. the american academy of pediatrics said it's in the best interests of children offering children long-term security, rights and benefits. the doctors made the declaration after four years of analysis and research. >>> the 20-year-old woman who said she was a rape victim last month at uc santa cruz has been officially charged with making a false report. she reported she was beaten and raped on campus in a mid afternoon attack. they stepped up police patrols, public meetings and an 11-day investigation. triplet had bruises on her body that day but investigators haven't discovered how she got them. >>> two oakland city council members, they say, illegally interfered with the bidding process of a major construction contract. they accuse them
that protesters have been harassing anyone going into the clinic. the group doesn't believe it's breaking any laws by setting up just outside of the clinic's entrance. there's already a law that requires protesters to stay at least eight feet away from anyone's clients or workers entering a clinic. the group called 40 days for life is a nationwide anti-abortion group but san francisco supervisor david campos says that law, the current law, is not being enforced. >> the effort here is to really strike the right balance between the rights that people have to express themselves and the right balance of people, the right they have to access health care including reproductive health. >> we're not going away. anything that saves lives, saves babies is obviously bad for business because planned parenthood is the big baby killing business so we're here to save lives. >> so instead of current eight-foot rule, campos will introduce legislation to create a 25-foot buffer zone around the planned parenthood facility. >>> the oakland police department is rolling out a new way to fight crime. the department's ch
and as a matter of policy and law. >> reporter: it is a view that has evolved. here's her answer to a question from tim russer in 2004. >> i do not support gay marriage but i support civil unions. >> reporter: a stance she maintained during her 2008 presidential campaign. but while taking political stands on domestic issues, she made favorable attention from gay rights groups by expanding benefits for state workers working at the state department. and today asserted -- >> gay rights are human rights. a few years ago, bill and i celebrated as our own daughter married the love of her life, and i wish every parent that same joy. >> reporter: mrs. clinton's announcement comes a week before the supreme court is set to consider a challenge to the defense of marriage act, the federal law that defines marriage between a woman and a man. and it comes ten days after her husband urged the court to overturn the law, which he signed in 1996. the arc of mrs. clinton's changed opinion reflects a turnaround of public sentiment. in 2004, only 30% of americans supported same-sex marriage. by december of last ye
co-exist in the law. >> reporter: since being named archbishop of san francisco, he has faced criticism when he speaks out on gay marriage. the most recent is when he told the catholic newspaper that legalizing same-sex marriage is akin to legalizing male breast-feeding. >> what i'm trying to demonstrate is that it's something that exists in nature. and it would be legislating something that's contrary to nature. >> reporter: he chairs a committee of american bishops dedicated to traditional marriage. he thinks that gay people can be made straight and legalizing gay marriage could lead to polygamy. >> if you don't need a man and a woman, why only two? what is the basis for only two? >> reporter: he knows gay individuals but doesn't personally know any gay couples such as the plaintiffs before the supreme court who have four children. >> there should be a permanent legal solution to this problem. >> reporter: they say the case is not just about their rights a as couple but as their family. >> it's important for children to grow up feeling they have the same protections and are
justices will strike down the laws limiting the rights of same-sex marriage. >> we're not right to redefine or topple the institution, we're out to be a part of it. >> reporter: one of two couples challenging proposition 8 banning gay marriage. >> to exclude them is to restrict their liberty under the constitution. >> reporter: defenders of proposition 8 say the federal government should leave the definition of marriage up to individual states. nine states now allow same-sex marriage along with washington, d.c. 38 others ban it. >> the institution of marriage and marriage laws are designed to attach mothers and fathers to each other and the children they may create and raise in the best environment. >> reporter: the second case challenges defense of marriage act, blocks federal recognition of same-sex couples in states they are allowed to marry. edie windsor had to pay $363,000 in estate taxes when her partner died. >> i couldn't believe they were making a stranger of the person i lived with and loved for 42 something live. >> president obama now calls the law unconstitutional. house republ
is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. >> reporter: hillary clinton agreed last week. mitt romney's stand against gay marriage surely hurt him in november. >> white evangelicals form a strong part of the republican base and are overwhelmingly opposed but others supports free freedom to marry. >> marriage laws are designed to attach mothers and fathers to each other and to the children that they may create and raise in the best environment. >> reporter: despite the snow, people are camped at the supreme court to get inside for tomorrow's argument. >> i have a lot of gay friends. i don't think they should be denied the right to marry the person they love. >> chief justice roberts set aside a seat for his cousin, a lesbian, who wants theo justice to declare the ban unconstitutional. chris and sandy raised four boys and want to marry. >> we love each other and we want to marry. we want to experience societal acceptance. >> reporter: their case to be heard as most in america do accept same-sex marriage. torment prop 8 arguments. on wednesd
hearing is set for april 18th. >>> two long-term and well-own attorneys are accused of breaking the law. brooks and reid illegally interfered with the bidding process on a major construction contract. t turner's vice president has close ties with brooks and read and lost out on the contract after the city administrator ordered a competitive bidding process, both deny any wrongdoing. >>> and started this morning, continuing at this hour, the bay area is getting a taste of march madness, san jose is the place to be tonight. the pavilion hosting eight teams, syracuse, oregon, among the schools. this is the 75th anniversary of the ncaa tournament and the fifth time that san jose has been a host. there is one team you can see the colors here, didn't have to travel too far, the cal bears were assigned to san jose, essentially a home game. >> we're big basketball fans, i'm a cal alumni, the two together is really cool. >> they're a good team that deserves to be here. they fought real hard all year. i think they will have a good chance to go up the ladder. >> well, we shall see. cal is playing
is to teach the truths of our faith and the truths of the natural moral law and whatever challenges that entails i embrace with enthusiasm. we can learn to respect each other across differences and even to love one another end quote. >>> one of the most notable men in the gay community and he is also the first of his kind. how he changed the sports world on and off the court. a revealing interview with the president of the golden state warriors. >>> winter may be over but it is still fresh in the mind of wine makers. >>> and public support for gun reform might be picking up steam but democratic leadership has definitely hit a snag. we take a look at whether harry reid and colleagues have broken a promise when it comes to overhauling gun laws. >>> there is a good chance you haven't heard of them but you have heard of the organization he runs. the team president of the warriors is a major player in the world of basketball but his legacy is in the gay community. ehe came out almost two years ago. does he regret it? tonight the interview. >> reporter: what you see in a warriors game isn
. she says the decision was based quote personally and as a matter of policy and law. the move is creating implications for a presidential 2016 run, a contrast from her 2008 campaign when she opposed marriage equality and supported civil unions. >>> lawmakers in north dakota have passed one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the u.s. and are considering outlawing all abortions. the state legislature pass ad bill to ban abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy. there's also a proposal to ban all abortion by defining human life as beginning with conception. that's drawn opposition from some doctors. >>> and now for a look at the weather. ho hopefully sunshine and not rain. >> yeah, the west is not quite as bad. in the northern plains, you're dealing with the cold, and in the west, it's a dry morning cute for just about everyone. more clouds in the last couple days. we're watching rain move in eventually. more or less rain tonight for areas like san francisco, los angeles at 54 this morning. we're cold there. intermountain west and seattle area, you still need winter c
to north charleston ten years ago, charity seized the chance to pursue her dream to be in law enforcement. >> here is really important, it's important to me. her career almost defined her. i liked that about her. >> charity made todd promise this move was their last. >> i love north charleston. i love the department i work for. i love the area and this is home. >> where is he at? >> on the corner. >> jamel is charity's partner and just as driven to catch criminals. you're an aggressive cop. >> i'm an aggressive narcotics detective and my passion, i chase drug dealers. >> but jamel, a navy veteran, is also a father of four. he is raising 14-year-old jamarney, who lives with him. >> she gets up in the middle of the night and she sees me not in my room and she'll pick up the phone and call me. hey, daddy, where are you at? i'm in my office. >> for both, family often takes a backseat in their relentless pursuit of drug dealers. the epicenter of the drug trade is this nondescript intersection simply known as the four-way in a neighborhood called charleston farms. ♪ so feign imus, local rappe
. guitars will not be sublt to the city's live music zoning laws. the store was forced to cancel a number of performances and group lessons all because of a zoning conflict. but they got the green light. all scheduled shows and classes will go on including a concert benefits st. jude's children's research hot. no alcohol, 80 people per show and no more than six concerts a month. >> protecting planned parenthood. a supervisor wants a 25 foot bumper zone set up to shield women from anti-abortion protesters. there's already a law that requires protesters to stay 80 feet away from the clinic. >> the effort here is to really strike the right balance between the right people have to express themselves and the right balance of the people, the right that they have to access health care, including reprublgtive health. >> planned parent hood is the big baby killing business. so we're here to save lives. >> he says he'll introduce his legislation tomorrow night. >> only on nbc, a 7-year-old girl is getting some serious praise from north bay firefighters tonight. her swift action helped prevent a big
did the same on the president's health care law. and the bush v. gore case in 2000. >>> t.j. lane who fatally had shot three students at an ohio high school last year was sentenced to three life terms tuesday. the unrepentant 18-year-old wore a t-shirt with the word "killer" written on it at the hearing. >>> passengers on a diverted flight from boston to atlanta got a special delivery last night. 30 pizzas were delivered to the hungry passengers. as they sat on the tarmac in knoxville, tennessee. no word on who ordered the pies, but some passengers think it was a pilot. good stuff there. >>> now to health news. looks like michael bloomberg may be on to something when it comes to the debate on sugary drinks. worldwide about 180,000 obesity-related deaths each year are linked to sugar-sweetened calorie-packed beverages with 25,000 in the u.s. alone. an overwhelming amount of deaths were caused by diabetes then cardiovascular disease and cancer. >> announcer: "early today" health is brought to you by vagisil. bring yourself back. >>> with a new wave of worry from cyprus, investors are lo
, the allegations are serious. >> there is no justifiable reason to break the law. >> courtney ruby says they've been breaking the law by directing staff to push a $2 million demolition contract at the oakland army base toward turner group construction. >> the hotline that we operate, we've received tips that individuals are concerned of council member interference. >> the report claims of 14 instances of interference. council member brooks violated the charter 12 times. reid, one time. the report says there was one other violation by one of his staff members. >> i don't blame city staff. >> council member reid says the report findings are absolutely crazy. he says if he's guilty of anything, it's making sure the business playing field is level. >> so oakland businesses have an opportunity to bid on contracts when the city put him out for bid. but, in this case, they didn't put it out for bid. they brought it to the rules committee. >> council member brooks responded to me by attacks. she says she didn't get an advanced copy of the report, but based on what she's heard, she denies the allegat
recognizing same-sex marriages in the states where they are legal. after first defending the law, the obama administration switched sides and now says it's unconstitutional. both these cases come to the court in a political climate that's very different from what it was just four years ago when prop 8 was passed. janelle, raj. >> thanks, pete. >>> a bay area boy is now getting worldwide attention after preparing his own argument in favor of same-sex marriage and then sending it to the nation's highest court. 12-year-old daniel sent a letter to supreme court chief justice john roberts about next week's case. even though daniel and his sister have two dads, daniel feels he has a lot in common with the chief justice, who has two adopted children of his own. before mailing his letter to roberts, daniel read it on youtube with hopes of reaching all the justices. >> you and i both know that family goes deeper than blood. i was lucky to be adopted by two guys i can both call dad. >> it's never a good feeling to have your future in somebody else's hands. but we're nervous, you know, and we understa
and try to figure out why he was here, what his relationship with a gang or anything. >> reporter: law enforcement sources say shell casings recovered in texas match the brand and caliber used in clements's murder. denver police say there is a strong indication ebel may have been involved in another crime -- the murder of 27-year-old pizza delivery man nathan leon in golden, colorado, on sunday. his family has been struggling to figure out why anyone would kill the father of three working two jobs to provide for his family. >> what a good father and a husband he was to my sister. so, please, help us find who did this to my brother-in-law so we can have justice. please. >> reporter: evidence in ebel's car also included a domino's pizza uniform and carrier. officials here in colorado say they are following leads here. they are not letting their guard down just in case. tonight, brian, security remains high for some officials in this state. >> kristen dahlgren, colorado springs to start us off. kristen, thanks. >>> an awful week for the u.s. marine corps got worse last night when a marine
. >> that was kris sanchez reporting. >>> he once wrote laws and policies for santa clara county. today the former president of the board of supervisors is on the wrong side of the law. george shirakawa pled guilty to 12 charges including felony regarding public money he reportedly used to feed a gambling addiction. what was his reaction today? >> reporter: given the d.a. said there was a dark cloud over santa clara county shirakawa didn't speak. fierce fighter for the poor and under privileged told the judge he broke the law. 12 times the judge asked former supervisor george shirakawa how he pled and 12 times shirakawa responded guilty. >> it's a very sad day when a supervisor comes in and pleads guilty 12 times. >> reporter: shirakawa blames a gambling addiction and depression for misusing public funds and for lying on campaign documents under penalty of perjury. in exchange the d.a. agreed not to push for the maximum, eight years in state prison. >> we were aware of his addiction and some of his public service and how the community was wronged. we knew he was going to step down right away and w
and will remain out because we had to change the law to do that and it took some time. he supports that, and then we have to be sure that it won't happen again, as much as we possibly can, and then stay with the victims. but the structures are in place now, the code has been changed. the thing is every time there's a new report, then everything happens yesterday instead of 20 or 30 years ago which is often the case now. >> there's the issue, i think for a lot of american catholics, of the impact that pope francis can have on cultural and political debates in america. gary bower, the evangelical leader in the united states, wrote something for "usa today" this week that caught my attention and i'll share it with our audience. as an evangelical, i was delighted that the last two popes were moral and theological giants, john paul ii and benedict roxvi introduced an er in which the cathric church offers confident rebuttal to the false promises of the secular world. how would you like to see pope francis influence american political debates? we have so many of them, whether it's abortion or
is, in fact, a suspect in those shootings. the second victim is in serious condition. >>> law enforcement agencies are out in force trying to keep drunk drivers off the record. nbc bay area monty francis has that story. >> reporter: you can expect a number of dui checkpoints across the bay area, including two here in san jose. the reality is, today for many people is a day devoted to drinking. in fact, just about an hour ago, we stopped by rosey mccann's at santana road where people were enjoying st. patrick's day with friends, drinking a lot of green beer and taking shots of whiskey. south bay police department, santa clara county sheriff's department and the highway patrol are on high alert, making sure those folks and others like them don't get behind the wheel. a few of the people out celebrating tonight told us along with the fun comes an obligation to be responsible. >> definitely call a taxi, get a friend to drive you home. call your mom, whatever you need to do to be safe. >> for the most part i think so. like everyone is pretty much trying to be smart. they don't want
what caused that plane to crash. >>> happening now on this st. patrick's day. law enforcement agencies across the bay area are out in force, trying to keep drunk drivers off the road. in the south bay, the crackdown includes special roving patrols. nbc bay area's monte francis spent part of the evening with the chp on one of the patrols. he is live in san jose with the story. monte? >> reporter: terry, good evening. the reality is for many people today is a day devoted to drinking, and the highway patrol officers we spent some time with tonight say this is an active weekend for dui in the south bay. chp officers brandyn thompson and pierce visare on the look o >> anything out of the order, erratic braking, swerving in a lane, making erratic lane changes. anything that doesn't look normal. >> reporter: an expired registration gives them the chance to check for signs of dui. >> may i have your license, your registration and insurance please? >> yeah. shirks doing about 77. so max speed on this way was 65 miles per hour. >> reporter: a speeding car leads to another stop and another sobrie
. today the u.s. supreme court is head to hear arguments over arizona's controversial law requiring residents approve citizenship before registering to vote in national elections. >>> lindsay lohan is scheduled to appear in an l.a. courtroom to begin trial. the actress pleaded not guilty to three misdemeanors stemming from a car accident on a california highway last june. she's accused of lying to police at the scene, claiming to be a passenger in the car when she was actually a rooifr. >>> and happy birthday to maroon 5 front man and coach of "the voice," adam levine. he turns 34 today. >>> a look at the groundbreaking role social media played in the conviction of two defendants in the steubenville rape case and actor nicholas cage talks about getting prehistoric in his new movie. keep it on this channel for continuing news, weather and sports. i'm lisp ard i'm richard lui along with bill karins. thank you for watching "early today," just the first stop of the day on your nbc station. have a great start to the week. >>> a family and community is in mourning after a crash at a speed
against former president george w. bush alleging the war violated international law. >>> a tragic military accident near reno, nevada, an explosion during a training exercise has killed seven marines and injured several more. military officials say a mortar exploded as it was being set off during a live fire training exercise at the hawthorne army depot. last night's tragic accident has prompted a worldwide moratorium on the specific weapon until it's been determined that weapon is safe enough to continue using. >>> bitter disappointment for dianne feinstein, her bill which creates a national ban on assault weapons was removed from the gun control legislation set to go before the full senate next month. senate majority leader harry reid told feinstein the ban will be offered as an amendment. experts say it had little chance of passage. feinstein awe co-authored the ban that expired after ten years. >>> there were gasps in ohio courtroom as a confessed high school shooter insulted his victims' families by flashing them his middle finger. he also removed his button-down prison overshirt to r
exactly what was given to the chinese and whether any u.s. export laws were broken in the process. >>> when the senate considers gun control measures next month senator dianne feinstein's ban on assault weapons will not be part of the weapon. harry reid notified her the ban will be offered as an amendment. this comes days after feinstein's emotional exchange before a senate committee hearing. feinstein coauthored the 1994 assault weapons ban that expired after a decade. interest in renewing it rose. >>> an exercise takes a tragic turn. seven marines dead and seven more injured after a mortar explosion. >> it happened at the hawthorn army depot about two hours south of reno. officials say the mortar exploded inside the mortar two killing seven marines and injuring seven others. the marines have issued an indefinite moreatorium. >> it is a tragedy and the president was believed and made aware of it immediately. we are monitoring the situation. >> reporter: it is used for military training as well as storage and disposal of ammunition. >>> as we mentioned today marks the ten year ann
the governor signed a bill into law this month giving individual school boards the power to train and arm teachers and staff members. lawmakers in 27 states have pushed for bills allowing staff members to be armed on campus. 22 bills are still pending, including one here in california. gina teaches at an academy. >> there's guns all of the time. >> despite that, armed teachers on campus is a bad idea. >> kids are very resourceful and they could find their own ways in. >> i think people should be free to make their own decision. >> actually, to have this conversation. >> a conversation he believes is too risky not to have. they're completely wiped out and a lot of people who were buying those guns are buying guns for the first time. >> okay, stephanie, thank you. an interesting debate in our schools. he was on the verge of getting his finger amputated. but then got a second opinion. that changed his life. he severed his finger in a freak accident last july. a doctor at the er told him they'd have to amputate. instead, he quickly went to the bunky clinic in san francisco where surgeons ther
for domestic use. various law enforcement agencies, including alameda county sheriff's office have floated the idea of using drones for community surveillance. the unmanned aircraft are already being used by businesses and agriculture. but critics have raised concerns about privacy. drones took the spotlight a few weeks ago during kentucky senator rand paul's 13-hour filibuster on the senate floor when he discussed the possibility of drone strikes against u.s. citizens. >>> a big day for tech company making its debut in new york city. model n based in redwood city and makes revenue management software for life sciences and technology companies. the company's ceo in new york for that bell ringing. officially did the honors. that is on the new york stock exchange. shares popped right out of the gate. the stock price is up by close to 35%, trades on the market today. the company's share started a dollar more than what was expected by the experts. >>> american airlines defending its plan to give its outgoing ceo almost $20 million in severance pay. american airlines ceo is being replaced by th
john hickenlooper signed into law some of the toughest gun legislation in the country. >>> two huge rocket engines from apollo moon missions have been recovered from the depths of the atlantic ocean. after nearly 40 years, the engines have been brought up from the ocean floor by the ceo of amazon.com. the engine fell back to earth once their fuel is spent. they weigh over 18,000 pounds. so far they can't i've which missions the rockets were from. nasa called it a historic find. and basos it was an incredible adventure. >>> bill karins joins us on weather. i didn't know he was a huge space buff. >> that's what i would do if i had millions. >> let's go find something. exactly. >>> good morning, everyone. the nation is really struggling to get out of this winter weather pattern. it's very cold in the northwest with snow showers around pipe want to compare where we're at right now compared to last year. this is last year at this time. almost all of the lower 48, pretty much east of the rockies had no show whatsoever. we had a pretty good snow pack in areas of the west. as we look at wha
. she said her document proved they pro the law hen they directed staff to push a $2 million demolition contract at the oakland army base toward turner construction. the department claims they violated, reid and his staff members. >> this is clearly comersing and influencing the contracting process. >> i should have just voted on it and didn't open my mouth and speak out because now i'm bearing the brunt of the city auditor's report. >> the city attorney forwarded the audit to the alameda county district attorney's office. so far no charges have been filed. >>> a woman searching for her service dog after someone stole it on b.a.r.t. she and her dog archie riding home after an spca event. the pomeranian in a carrier next to her. somewhere between san francisco and san bruno she dozed off. when she woke up, archie and her carrier were gone. archie is trained to help people cope with anxiety. she's asking anyone who knows where he might be to please contact her. >>> a peninsula man facing dui charges after officers say he drove the wrong way on interstate 280 for about 14 miles at a speed
acts with under-aged girls. state law mandates that public and private employees dealing with children report any suspicion of abuse orr neglect. >>> not at 11:00, what was in those brownies. police say they believed five students ate brownies laced with marijuana. inva investigators believe students made the brownies. parents were also concerned that the kids ate the brownies. >> my first question, i ask them, basically, are you okay? you don't eat anything? >> i never eat nothing from nobody else. i said ork. >> the da is now involved and will consider what charges to be filed. >> they're breaking the cold for a seat in court. people are lined up to witness history. the supreme court's hearings on same-sex marriage. on tuesday, the justices will take up prop 8, which is california's ban on same-sex marriage. and then the following day, they'll take over the defensive mayor's act. happening now, not far from the supreme court, a look at the senate floor. it's just passed 2:00 a.m. in washington, d.c. and lawmakers are still at it. the senate is riding out details on the federal budget
family will comply with the law. >> amanda and her parents have acted with unquestioned patience, dignity and continue to remain hopeful. >> reporter: the court should decide today whether or not it sides with the prosecution but may not announce it today. remember, amanda was also convicted of slander for saying the police mistreated her during the investigation. she is said to have served her time for that but the court may overturn that conviction. matt? >> michelle, thank you very much. >>> new information this morning on the winning ticket from the year's largest pow per ball jackpot. >> new information, i won. >> you wouldn't be here. >> you got that right. today a lot of attention on new jersey where one winning ticket was sold until the fourth biggest power ball jackpot ever. ron allen is in bordentown, new jersey. a lot of excitement to say the at least. >> there's a lot of excitement but more excitement than anywhere at a liquor store in new jersey where the lottery commission just announced the winning ticket was sold. it is not anywhere near where i am and we didn't win but th
broke the law by not reporting the rape of a 16-year-old girl at a party last summer. on sunday, two high school football players were convicted of rape, will serve at least a year in juvenile prison. more on this coming up in a live report. >>> republican in fighting broke out at the annual conservative political action conference. nbc's political director chuck todd has the latest. good morning, chuck. >> good morning, natalie. this morning, the republican party is releasing to the public a brutal internal autopsy of what went wrong in the 2012 election. it is a long list of mistakes, and includes potential ideas for reform. but as you just brought up, the party is trying to rehabilitate its image, solve an identity crisis, and it means feuds are breaking out all over, including one between karl rove and sarah palin. sarah palin stole the show at this weekend's cpac convention, playing more the role of entertainer and standup comedian than a serious politician. >> bloomberg is not around. >> her remarks included a direct shot at karl rove. >> the last thing we need is washington, d
with washington, d.c. 38 others ban it either by law or constitution amendment. defenders of prop 8 say it's intended to protect the traditional notion of families. >> the institution of marriage and marriage laws are designed to attach mothers and fathers to each other and to the children that they may create and raise this the best environment. >> reporter: the other case presents a challenge to doma, the defense of marriage act passed by congress 17 years ago. it blocks federal recognition of same-sex couples in states where they are allowed to marry, denying them about one thousand federal benefits that other married couples get. it's being challenged by 83-year-old edie windsor of new york when her spouse died and left her the estate, she got a tax bill for $363,000. >> if the federal government had recognized the marriage, it would have been zero. zero. >> reporter: after first supporting doma, president obama now says it's unconstitutional. >> basic principle that america is founded on. the idea that we're all created equal. applies to everybody. regardless of sexual orientation. >>
smartphone. the city proposing a new law that would force cabdrivers to submit coordinates as part of a network. anyone that connects passengers with cabs would have to use the network. the proposal is the response to growing popularity of transportation services that are not run by the city, including uber, lift, and side car. >>> as the strike rolls on, the san francisco symphony is canceling more concerts. part of the ongoing strike between the musicians and management over contract talks. also being canceled, a three-day tour of the east coast, including a performance set for carnegie hall. at this point, there are no plans to reschedule any shows that have been lost since picket lines went up starting last week. if you happened to have purchased tickets for any canceled shows, we're told you can exchange them for an upcoming event or receive a refund. time now for the madness. are you ready? >> i'm mad. >> madness, all together. eight college bbt teams on the way to san jose getting ready to tip off for the big game. >> i'm mad about march madness. >> yes, you are. >> hp pavil
it anyway. >> the police did not break the law but offer-westort and the aclu have filed a civil lawsuit against san francisco and the police chief saying the search violated his constitutional rights. the san francisco city attorney's office is not commenting on the suit until it has been reviewed. >>> it is a monumental milestone for youtube. youtube says more than 1 billion people now visiting its online video site each and every month to see little guys like this chew on brothers' fingers. youtube crossed the billion user threshold five months after facebook announced its own billion user milestone. that's got to hurt. mountain view-based google bought youtube back for $1.76 billion in 2006 back when unit only had 50 million users worldwide. >>> it's a big-time happy birthday to twitter. the san francisco-based company turning seven years old today. to celebrate, the social media site releasing a greatest hits video. twitter releasing this animated time line that includes the very first tweet ever from founder jack dorsey who posted, just setting up my twitter. it includes other mile
to be very, very careful. and i would say in terms of the health care law that is going to go into effect, there are significant unintended consequences that was not thought out as much as it should have that will significantly affect the cost structure of small businesses. and this is an example where i think you've got to be very careful with this kind of transformation legislation that ultimately perhaps has a negative effect on the economy. >> before you go, you've got to give us some reaction to this comic book basically about your life. you're now a superhero, howard. >> that's one of those things where i woke up one day and i could not believe that somebody would spend the time writing a comic book about me. there must be a lot more important things to do. >> i love it. nice to have you on the program. >> thanks, mar yankees, howard schultz is ceo and chairman of starbucks. >>> up next, we're "on the money." the newest battle in the smartphone wars. the iphone losing some of its hip in favor of newer models? we will enough about the book, i want to hear about your date. well, he sh
. >> the fact that the employer is not requiring disclosure may render the program lawful. there are arguments an employee can make that the program invades their privacy. >> reporter: it is really nothing new. according to a recent survey, 79% of ployers offered an incentive program like this in 2011. cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. >>> don't ask because i'm not telling. >> let's bring in jeff ranieri who is going to tell us our forecast. >> never ask a woman her weight. >> that's right. >> satellite radar picture has the storm pushing to the south. we have clearing in the upper levels. we are also noting plenty of fog for toonlt. 24 hour rainfall totals. .66 in the north bay. san francisco at .13. we are continually adding to san francisco's totals because on the radar we are noting areas of drizzle that are developing from about palo alto northward to san francisco and back for oakland. while it is clearing out in the south bay, drastically different conditions on the northern peninsula. let's get a look on the live camera network. we have breaks in the clouds. a little bit of sunshine tryi
you very much. e have two guys, they're brothers-in-law. they run the largest aquarium company in the nation. they build giant aquariums. hey are stars of the hit show "tanked." wade king, brett ramer. made tanks for all kinds of
, the writing was by now on the wall. they were certain of their brother-in-law's guilt. >> we went over every case we could come up with to not make it tom. >> i think tom resented dash in that he couldn't be a man. i think it kind of ate at him and he couldn't take it any more. >> people get divorced for that reason. >> he didn't divorce her, because he's a selfish coward. he wanted heath. he wanted the house. he wanted her money. and if he divorced her, he lost everything. >> in november, 2009, tom foley's trial began. the prosecution argued that only tom had a motive to kill dar. but the defense claimed police had rushed to judgment. defense attorney tom shaver and defense investigator ken kol ber steen. >> in their mind, it's always the boyfriend or the husband. >> or the person who findsed body. >> fwhi this case was. >> the husband and tom. >> they wanted me bad. what's easy for them, to go after someone they can physically see or to go after someone they cannot physically see. >> what's wrong with the idea that the motive was the money? >> absolutely not. we had a mortgage. to move on
would like to have a little girl. now that the succession laws have changed, so whoever is the first baby, whether it's a boy or a girl, will be the king or queen of england. so it's big stakes here. big stakes. >> i love it, don't you? >> aw. >> you don't care? >> i'm totally into it. no, i'm way into it. >> she got her heel caught in a grate. >> i don't know anyone who is more graceful than kate in getter her heel out of the grate. >> talk to us about "fifty shades of grey" who is going to play the lead role. it's not emma watson. >> it never was emma watson. it's a group called anonymous, they claim they hacked into a master database of movies in germany and in this database they found out that anastasia would be played by emma watson. very strange. but we believed it. >> she would be good. >> it is not her. >> who should play that role? >> i don't know. i think someone very sassy or someone that's a surprise. mila kunis is the obvious choicee, but julianne hough would nail it upside-down. >> it would be a nice girl, a good girl image. it would be really interesting. >> you went t
trouble with the law too. butler county, ohio, is jokingly suing the groundhog for misrepresentation of early spring. phil fooled us and there's no telling exactly when we'll be able to get rid of the winter gear for good. >> i can look forward to it. take off the coat. the boots. i'll be fine. hats, coats, gloves. >> this is not spring. spring has not sprung for sure. >> spring certainly hasn't sprung. take a look at some of the temperatures. denver, high today of 23 degrees. that's more than 30 degrees below normal. and it is going to stay very frigid out that way and across most of the country for at least the weekend and even into next week. we have winter storm warnings and watches and advisories all across the plains stretching into the midwest for this weekend's snowstorm. it is even going to move eastward by monday. the heavy snow is falling across denver where already nearly six inches of snow has fallen. northwestern parts of kansas and parts of nebraska will see up to 3 to 6 inches of snow and we could see a foot of snow through central indiana and moving eastward into hag
window to get change, meaningful change in terms of gun laws. what has happened now in terms of the assault weapons ban, and where all this goes? >> well, the question is whether the moment is effectively lost. i think that's a real question inside the white house among democrats and gun control supporters. the assault weapons ban will get a vote, but it's not going to pass. the big focus is on background checks, and the big political focus is not going away. i sat down with new york city mayor michael bloomberg who talked about his own big push to spend money to target lawmakers. he has taken names based on how they vote on the assault weapons ban. >> i think i have a responsibility, and i think you and all of your viewers have responsibilities to try to make this country safer for our families and for each other. we've spent $12 million on running ads in ten states around the country explaining to the public what the issues are and how and urging them to call their senators if they believe we should have gun checks that stop criminals and people with mental illnesses from g
. rombon and his team used a website for law enforcement and investigators to find it in order to illustrate the point. but he says there are plenty of ways, legal and otherwise, to find a social security number online. >> and then once you have a social security number -- >> you own the person. everything is indexed to that social security number. >> were you surprised by any of the -- >> no. >> -- any of the information you got? >> in fact, we could have gathered exponentially more information. >> information is the lifeblood for investigators. but rombon says they aren't the one doing most of the collecting. >> the biggest invaders of your privacy are not big brother. it's big marketer. it's people who want to sell you stuff. >> reporter: marketers are gobbling up the data websites collect on us, he says, and whether we know it or not we're giving them permission to do it. by clicking "agree" on the terms of use, you may be letting a site or app document what you do, track your location, possibly even share your info with anyone they like. >> should we be worried about that?
cannot under ohio law threaten to kill someone. >> let me ask you this -- >> we're not going to tolerate it, and we're not going to put up with it. >> the defense attorney for one of these young women said in fact she does not know the victim and did not send the message to her and she says prosecutors have overcharged here because of the scrutiny. your response to that? >> my response is we're sick and tired of the victim being victimized. we have to protect the victim. we're going to take whatever action it takes to protect this young lady. you know, imagine going through a rape and then having to see things on the internet that are totally obnoxious, and now, not only that, now she is threatened and her life is threatened. no one should have to put up with that. >> in fact, you are also convening a grand jury looking into whether there are additional charges against additional individuals that may be appropriate. my question to you is, i know that in ohio it is a felony to fail to report a crime. is that the most serious crime you're looking into or does it go deeper? is it more serio
're incowerageable. >> sum up the news that just emerged from the event. >> chuck todd included dietary law, passover in his question is news and significant and something they'll be talking about in jerusalem. >> well, chuck, we didn't have your best line there, when the president was saying you're asking too many questions. you noted it was in fact passover so you were asking the four questions. >> well, you know, savannah, why was that press conference different than all of the other press conferences? at most press conferences, the president asked six questions. at this press conference, just four. normal "today" show hits, you dip into me once. >> actually, we're going to call this to a close right now, also. you're filibustering here as well. >> exactly. the only thing different, chuck, was your defense. usually you say it's one question with four parts. this case, you had religious reasons. >> well done. we're part of you. >> it really was only three questions. >> he's still going. >> coming up, does the punishment fit the crime? what one teenager did that led to his arrest and a six-month ban
student loans are growing, passing late credit card payments for the first time and federal law requires schools to collect and sometimes sue. unlike most forms of debt, you can't get out of a student loan, not even by declaring bankruptcy, but with delinquencies rising and budgets shrinking, lenders and colleges are getting more aggressive about collecting, including taking their alumni to court. we found cases filed by yale and the university of pennsylvania which filed some two dozen suits just last year for bad loans and unpaid tuition, a 35% jump from the year before. the university has declined to comment. graff hopes his case starts a dialogue. >> let's talk about why is college so expensive. what is it we're getting to are our money when we put our money into these institutions. >> reporter: it's a conversation colleges are willing to have, but they also want their money. for "today," scott cohn, nbc news, philadelphia. >>> and coming up next, the sports world's new power couple, tiger woods and lindsey vonn, the way they announced their relationship, right after this. when you'r
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